Argus parade, 2 truck krewes to roll Mardi Gras in Metairie

Mardi Gras season fans in Metairie will be able to enjoy three parades on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 9) when the Krewe of Argus, the Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians and the Jefferson Trucks parade roll. Argus starts at 10 a.m., followed by Elks Jefferson and Jefferson Trucks.

The year the theme for Argus will be "#ArgusLuvsMillennials." Founded in 1972, the krewe is named after the all-seeing god with 100 eyes in Greek mythology. Argus XXXII will be Michael Hollis of New Orleans, and Brooke Ann Kelly will be Queen Argus XXXII.

Elks Jeffersonians is the oldest truck krewe in Metairie, and Jefferson Trucks ranks second. The trucks are decorated by the riders themselves, and the Elks krewe picks winners each year for their designs.


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  • Want to keep the party going? There are lots of parades to come, and we have compiled an easy-to-use guide to each one.
  • Of course, parades aren't much fun if you are hungry or thirsty. To fix that problem, see the online restaurant guide and bar guide compiled by our staff critics. There's even a Mardi Gras healthy eating guide for those of you getting into the healthy-in-2016 groove.
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